Fall protection equipment protects workers maintaining buses, trains, and subway cars
The buses and subway cars that form the backbone of regional transit systems require frequent inspection and maintenance to ensure public safety and maximum efficiency. Many of the important bus and subway car mechanical components requiring service are located on the roof, exposing maintenance personnel to significant fall hazards. Keeping these employees safe requires a comprehensive fall arrest system.
Diversified Fall Protection provides turnkey fall protection solutions for transit facilities and workers. Whether permanent or portable, Diversified’s overhead rigid rail fall protection systems provide the highest degree of mobility and safety in fall protection.
We are a complete turnkey provider of fall protection systems designed for the regional transit industry and have years of design and installation experience in this market sector. Contact us for expert assistance with your fall arrest, fall restraint and fall protection safety requirements.
Fall Protection Solutions for Regional Transit
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Vertical Lifelines and Ladder SystemsView Vertical Lifelines and Ladder Systems
Design Considerations for Regional Transit Fall Protection
Mass transit maintenance operations and facilities routinely expose workers to fall hazards. When servicing buses, subway cars, and other transit equipment, workers are exposed to falls over open edges, working at heights, and maneuvering around obstructions.
Regional transit maintenance bays are often located in low-ceiling-height environments. As such, rigid beam fall protection systems and horizontal lifeline installations must be high enough to keep self-retracting lifelines from posing a safety hazard to workers.
Meanwhile, maintenance facilities with blast and spray booths may lack the structural integrity to support the loads associated with a fall arrest system; therefore, self-standing fall protection systems are considered a best practice.
Care must also be taken to consider tunnel and bridge clearances when designing and installing a permanent fall protection system on the roof of a bus or subway car.
OSHA-Compliant Regional Transit Fall Protection Equipment
'OSHA requires that fall protection equipment be installed when there is a height differential or drop of 48 inches or more. Personal fall arrest systems must prevent falls of more than 6 feet, and they must limit the arresting force on a person to 1,800 lbs. when used with a body harness.
Diversified Fall Protection’s engineered systems for regional transport authorities and other operations provide OSHA compliant fall protection. Additionally, Diversified’s patented TD3 Truss, found in trolley rail, S-beam, or enclosed track systems, can be installed with existing facility supports, reducing both the cost and the footprint of the system.
Custom-engineered solutions can accommodate nearly any obstruction, including piping, maintenance pits, lift racks, ductwork, hoists, fans, and low clearance. Diversified also manufactures a lightweight, portable safety gate specifically designed to temporarily guard open transit doorways, protecting workers from falling through. All of Diversified Fall Protection’s solutions meet stringent OSHA standards for fall arrest systems.
When you choose Diversified, fall protection specialists work with you to identify and secure all fall hazards at your facility. In addition to overhead rigid rail, Diversified’s fall prevention solutions include portable or fixed anchorage, safe access to reach at-height operations, guarding while maneuvering around industrial equipment, and safe ladder climbing.
Contact DFP for a site evaluation, and let our team help you secure your facility.
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